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Old 04-04-2011, 01:29 AM   #1
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I don't get it. I like a good IPA, but these over the top, hopbomb, I can cram more hops in a beer than you can, offerings are not my cup of tea.

I'm learning that somewhere between an IPA and a Double Super Hops Up Your ass IPA is where I get off the train.

Sometimes I don't see it coming, and that is even more annoying. I drank a 2011 Big foot Barleywine. I know Sierra Nevada loves the hops, but this thing was nearly undrinkable.

Thank you West Coast, for taking a good thing, and taking it too damn far.



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Old 04-04-2011, 01:32 AM   #2
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Meh, I like hop bombs.


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Old 04-04-2011, 01:34 AM   #3
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I'm going to start a hop bomb in a few minutes. 60 min warrior addition...
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:34 AM   #4
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really? I didn't think 2011 Bigfoot was anywhere near as hoppy as a lot of other beers. At least it has the malt to back it up.

I hate all those 2-row and tons of hops beers.

Edit: "hate" was the wrong work choice. I'll drink 'em, but I prefer an IPA with some color and a little maltiness. A hop bomb can be a wonderful thing if done right.

 
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:36 AM   #6
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I don't get it. I like a good IPA, but these over the top, hopbomb, I can cram more hops in a beer than you can, offerings are not my cup of tea.

I'm learning that somewhere between an IPA and a Double Super Hops Up Your ass IPA is where I get off the train.

Sometimes I don't see it coming, and that is even more annoying. I drank a 2011 Big foot Barleywine. I know Sierra Nevada loves the hops, but this thing was nearly undrinkable.

Thank you West Coast, for taking a good thing, and taking it to damn far.
The story goes that SN made the first batch of Bigfoot and sent it to Seibel for analysis. Seibel says "hey here is your IBU and VKDs and yada yada but you might want to know that this beer is horribly unbalanced". SN's response was, "Great, that's what we were going for".

Fresh Bigfoot is, let's say, an acquired taste. If you don't like it I would still suggest that given how damn cheap it is you buy a six pack every year and do a vertical each year. I think you'll like it aged.

 
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:37 AM   #7
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Love my hops here too. I also like some less hopped beers, but there's little better than a Wolf Hills IIPA.
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:43 AM   #8
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:44 AM   #9
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The story goes that SN made the first batch of Bigfoot and sent it to Seibel for analysis. Seibel says "hey here is your IBU and VKDs and yada yada but you might want to know that this beer is horribly unbalanced". SN's response was, "Great, that's what we were going for".

Fresh Bigfoot is, let's say, an acquired taste. If you don't like it I would still suggest that given how damn cheap it is you buy a six pack every year and do a vertical each year. I think you'll like it aged.
Exactly, my thoughts. I'll bet it's pretty damn good once the hops fade out a little.

I'm aware a lot of people disagree. That's why this stuff sells so well. Let's just say, that the English/Scottish approach is more my style. I was curious if I was the only one.

 
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:54 AM   #10
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I don't get it. I like a good IPA, but these over the top, hopbomb, I can cram more hops in a beer than you can, offerings are not my cup of tea.

I'm learning that somewhere between an IPA and a Double Super Hops Up Your ass IPA is where I get off the train.

Sometimes I don't see it coming, and that is even more annoying. I drank a 2011 Big foot Barleywine. I know Sierra Nevada loves the hops, but this thing was nearly undrinkable.

Thank you West Coast, for taking a good thing, and taking it to damn far.
Totally with you on this one. My favorite aspect of brewing and beer in general variety. While I appreciate a good IPA, I do see a trend of many of them overdoing it on the hops. Not only that but it seems like everyone is making more and more IPAs at the expense of others styles.

Even the non-IPAs seem to be upping their hop levels lately. Last week I got 3 or 4 different oatmeal stouts to try, one was near-undrinkable as I couldn't taste anything other than the hops.

I guess like was said in another post above is that it is all personal taste... I lament the disappearance of more balanced IPAs, but they are popular and must be selling pretty well.

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